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Teen's Controversial Prom Dress Bans Her From Dance

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 04.26.2012 | Teen

While one teen's cardboard prom dress was celebrated for its uniqueness, another teen's attempt at making a red, white and blue fashion statement was ...

Lucia Graves

Congressional Candidate's Civil War Reenactments Spark Racial Debate | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Douglass has been a top officer in the U.S. Navy, a longtime defense lobbyist and is now a veteran Civil War reenactor. Most of tha...

Virginia Museum Won't Fly Confederate Flag, Sparking Protest

Posted 03.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When the Museum of the Confederacy opens its new branch location at Appomattox, Va., on Saturday, don't expect to see a Confederate flag...

South Carolina's Confederate Lieutenant Governor

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

When South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard resigned on Friday, the same day a grand jury indicted him for seven ethics violations, longtime state Sen. Glen ...

Black Student Hangs Confederate Flag In Dorm Room, Sparks Debate

AP | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Posted 02.01.2012 | College

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A black college student who drew complaints for displaying a Confederate flag in his dorm room window said he sees the banner a...

WATCH: Racist Shirt Approved By Mom

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.18.2011 | Black Voices

It goes without saying that wearing historically racist symbols should never be in vogue, right? Well, 14-year-old Torri Albrecht had to learn that le...

Texas DMV Reaches Decision On Confederate License Plate

AP | WILL WEISSERT and APRIL CASTRO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas drivers won't be able to put Confederate license plates on their vehicles after a state board unanimously rejected the pro...

Perry's Position -- Today -- On a Texas Confederate Flag License Plate

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Texas has been toying with the idea of issuing a so-called "vanity" license plate that contains the Confederate battle flag. A vote on this controver...

Rick Perry Attacked Over Confederate Flag Issue

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is running for the Republican nomination for president, for "fooling around wi...

Jason Cherkis

Putting 'Niggerhead' In Context: Is Rick Perry Racially Insensitive? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) took friends, fellow legislators or campaign donors to his hunting camp, they passed the word "Niggerhead...

South Will Rise Again.. And Again -- Confederate Flag Fight Goes Higher

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 11.26.2011 | Weird News

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — A year ago, dozens marched to protest the Confederate flag a white woman flew from her porch in a historically black Souther...

Louisiana Supreme Court Sees Problems With the Confederate Flag, but Allows It to Wave for Now

Anna Arceneaux | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Anna Arceneaux

In 1951, in response to the burgeoning civil rights movement, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, defiantly raised a Confederate flag outside the entrance to its courthouse. It flies there today.

9 Ridiculous Rebel Flag Products

Posted 09.24.2011 | Comedy

Oh, the rebel flag... it keeps hanging in there. Seen by many as a painful symbol of racism, and by others as an important emblem of state defiance, i...

Gone with the Wind: Gone in the Head

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books
Franz-Stefan Gady

Civil War re-enactors take heed. I have perfected the Rebel yell: Oweeeeeeyaaahhooooo!!! That's me after reading Yoni Applebaum's piece, "Confedera...

Kid Rock Donates $50,000 To 5 Detroit Nonprofits

AP | By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 07.16.2011 | Impact

DETROIT -- Kid Rock donated a total of $50,000 Monday to five Detroit area charities, fulfilling a promise the musician made to support his hometown. ...

The Confederate Flag, the Caddo Parish Courthouse & Equal Justice for All

Bidish Sarma | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Bidish Sarma

Can there be equal justice for all in Caddo Parish? No, Not as long as the courts evade constitutional questions about the flag and its legacy.

Kid Rock: 'I Love Black People!'

Posted 07.02.2011 | Entertainment

Kid Rock made nice on Sunday night with some kind words and, perhaps more importantly, major big buck donations. The rock star accepted the NAACP D...

Nation-Building and Affirmative Action in 19th Century America

Grant Calder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Grant Calder

In February 1865, shortly before the Civil War ended, Congress established "a bureau of refugees, freedmen and abandoned lands" -- a radical attempt at social change by conservative people.

Kid Rock's NAACP Award Boycotted Over His Confederate Flag

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Some people don't think Kid Rock is meeting their great expectations. The rocker is set to accept the NAACP's Detroit chapter's Great Expectations ...

'Pure Redneck' Bus Driver Chooses Confederate Flag Over Kids

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Ken Webber wears his redneck heart out in the open, for all to see. On his right arm a red, white and blue tattoo depicts hi...

Pander-monium Breaks Out Among 2012 GOP Hopefuls

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

As the 2012 race heats up, we'll be tracking the candidates' pander playbooks to ferret out the most interesting, egregious and hilarious suck-ups.

Tenn. Court Rules School Ban On Confederate Flag OK

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a district court's ruling that a school's ban on Confederate clothing was a reasonable att...

South Carolina Republicans Hold Strange 'Antebellum' Event

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Accuse me of political correctness all you want, but I highly question the good taste behind deciding to hold this event.

So You're Planning a Confederate History Month Party!

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

The last thing you want to do in celebration of Confederate History Month is omit or overlook any critical information regarding life in the south during the Confederacy!

Virginia's Confederate Slap in the Face

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

As an African American who grew up in the Midwest, it's hard to explain how unsettling it is to come face to face with the Rebel flag.